Remember a couple of years ago, when Peter Nowak coached the MLS All-Star team and a bunch of DC United players were on it? Well, this year, with the final pics from the coach (Steve Nicol) and commissioner (Don Garber) released, there are none. The LA Galaxy and the New England Revolution contribute the most staff this time, with three players.
Goalkeeper: Pat Onstad^ (Houston Dynamo), Matt Reis* (New England Revolution)
Defenders: Jim Brennan^ (Toronto FC), Jimmy Conrad* (Kansas City Wizards), Frankie Hejduk* (Columbus Crew), Michael Parkhurst* (New England Revolution)
Midfielders: David Beckham* (Los Angeles Galaxy), Cuauhtémoc Blanco* (Chicago Fire), Dwayne De Rosario+ (Houston Dynamo), Christian Gomez^ (Colorado Rapids), Shalrie Joseph* (New England Revolution), Sacha Kljestan* (Chivas USA), Pablo Mastroeni^ (Colorado Rapids), Robbie Rogers* (Columbus Crew)
Forwards: Juan Pablo Angel^ (forward, New York Red Bulls), Edson Buddle+ (Los Angeles Galaxy), Kenny Cooper* (FC Dallas), Landon Donovan* (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Nicol picks: ^
Garber picks: +
First 11 (fan, media and coaches' vote): *
Thing is, DC fans probably won't mind their players missing out on the All-Star game. They've got more than enough games right now, with SuperLiga and all.